Thursday, November 17, 2011

New videos available soon

I´ve been working on a few projects for Application Virtualization and hopefully I will be able to release them soon. The first project is basicly learning App-V from the planning point to fully setup Application Virtualization enviroment, this project is in video form and will be released free for all on my youtube channel.  The second project is a small book, I call it "Ultimate Survivors Guide to Microsoft Application Virtualization", it is basicly everything you need to know how to fix common problems in Application Virtualization and how to understand the basics to fixing issues in Application Virtualization.  I´ve not set any release date but hopefully it will be finished soon.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Office 2010 App-V Deployment Kit vs Office 2010 App-V Deployment Kit

Yes, I was virtualizing Office 2010 with Office 2010 App-V Deployment Kit and I just had some issues with the deployment kit when I noticed that I did not have the correct deployment kit so If you get an error in the installation of Office (while virtualizing) and you get an message saying "Error 1920. Services Office Software Protection Platform failed to start", then you problably don´t have the correct deployment kit so here is a small solution for you to know witch deployment kit you should use versus Office + OS. You can click on the link and it will redirect you on the right file witch you can download the deployment kit file.

Windows 2008 R2 + Office 2010 x86
Windows 2008 R2 + Office 2010 x64
Windows 2008 x86 + Office 2010 x86
Windows 2008 x64 + Office 2010 x86
Windows 2008 x64 + Office 2010 x64

Hope this helps.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Installing Forefront UAG DirectAccess

I´m installing Forefront UAG DirectAccess server, it is a real pain.  It takes alot of planning and testing.  I´ve been doing this for a few days and I´m getting closer to finish this.  Still have some problems with iphttps tunnel and teredo, well at least it cannot be enabled both at the same time, and also even if I can connect to the resources the DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant says that it is not working correcly. Just a few configuration issues and then I´m done.  Next is to enable NAP on the DirectAccess Server, and such.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Problems with the blog

There has been some issues with the blog so I think that they had to restore some of the data but it was not quite correct because I made some changes to the blog but now they are gone.  I´m going to fix that now.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Conference Material

Hi, those who where at the conference yesterday can download the presentation on the right side of the screen in the skydrive column.  You can also view the demos from my youtube videos.

App-V Demo 1
App-V Demo 2
App-V Demo 3

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Great Day!

I think I had a great presentation with some demos of app-v and med-v today, I was really stressed because this was my first lecture for the public, well at least I was stressed the first 10 minutes but the next 40 minutes was okey.  I also won 1st prize in weight loss challange, I lost 12,5 kilos in 12 weeks and it was hard but I said to myself that I would win this challange no matter what.  Well I´m going to put my presentation and demos here tomorrow, it will be in icelandic.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


The presentation will be tomorrow, I´m really excited how it will be.  I previewed the presentation at work to day to few pepole and got a few good comments but overall it seemed to be ok.  I hope it will not be two long because, there is so much to talk about in 50 minutes and also show some demos of app-v and med-v so hopefully I get a small buffer to finish the presentation.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Working on my presentation

I´m currently working on my app-v/med-v presentation and the timing.  I will talk for about 50 minutes, I think it will be quite interesting to see how pepole will react about how this technology is awsome. I´m also developing a new website witch will be a video tutorial site for all kinds of MS software, i´ll let you know when it will be ready.  I´ve been asked if I could talk in the videos to explain more of what I´m doing and I will likely talk in the previous videos in the near future. Well have to finish the presentation, see you soon.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

App-V GUID Issue on virtual machine

If you are using Virtual Machines and snapshots there is a possibility you had run into a issue where the GUID of the package is always the same in the first sequencing try after reverting to a previous snapshot.  I asked the support if this could be resolved and they said it must be because I´ve taken the snapshot with App-V Sequencer opened, but I did not take the snapshot with App-V Sequencer opend but still I´m getting the GUID the same. So I did some digging and here is what I found.

The first thing I noticed that the time on the VM was the same date and time as when the snapshot was taken so the time does not syncronize.

7766DDFF-3461-438D-9B15-F23D4129AB43 (Time Created 4/10/2011 2:09:11 PM) (Time Modified 4/10/2011 2:10:36 PM)
7766DDFF-3461-438D-9B15-F23D4129AB43 (Time Created 4/10/2011 2:07:59 PM) (Time Modified 4/10/2011 2:07:59 PM)

As you can see I reverted the snapshot and the GUID is the same on both but does have different time like minute or so.  What you need to do is this.

1. Configure timezone for the VM and create a BAT file that includes "w32tm /resync".  Reboot the computer and create a new snapshot. Before you create a new sequenced application you can run the bat file and see if the date/time does syncronize.  It is a possiblity that the computer needs a restart after the syncronization, you will problably see that in the sequencing wizard, so it is recomended to reboot the machine first. After this I get a new GUID as you can see and a new date time.

04E7BC0C-4F05-42C8-AFA5-011963BC52F2 (Time Created 4/19/2011 1:33:01 PM) (Time Modified 4/19/2011 1:34:26 PM)

Hope this helps.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

OffVirt Flag Generator - First Try

Finally I´ve finished with the Office Virtualization Flag Generator I hope it will be usefull for those who don´t understand the flags.  It´s in gui mode but it will create a string of flags that you input.  This is only the first version so if you have any comments about the application such as features, I will then check if it is possible to add them. There can be some things that don´t work such as.
  • Generate as VBS Script
  • File and Help Menu
The file will be attached to a link on the right side of the menu under "SkyDrive Downloads". 

Here are some screenshots

BTW : You need .NET 4.0 installed to be able to run this application.

The Crash and the speed

The harddisk on my computer failed, I just finished reinstalling the computer on SSD.  WOWhh.. the speed. Thank god I did not loose any data.  I´m going to start again to finish the app, it should be finished quite soon.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

In development

I´ve been doing some work on the presentation for the App-V and Med-V this weekend, I think it´s going to be very cool presentation, there will be 3 videos that I created to show how easy it is to virtualize an application. 

Also I´ve been programming a small application for sequencing and client flags as you can see in the screenshot.  I will release this as soon for everyone to use.  If anyone has any comments about this, please feel free to do so.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Long time no see

Hi, I have been doing a lot of work lately so there has been no writing to the blog for a few weeks/months.  Well at least I´m starting again.  I will be speaking here in Iceland about App-V and Med-V on behalf of Microsoft, it will be about 50 minutes long so I have to shorten the speech.  I´m doing some programming for Office Deployment Kit, it´s just a idea for a small kit to create the setup package for licensing and the office proxy, for those who don´t understand the deployment kit.  I´ll post soon about the app. Yeah and the forum has closed because of inactivity, I think the technet forum will be quite good for posting questions.